The Chris Brown problem on Spotify

How do we deal with bad players in music when every listen translates to payment? For a few weeks in a row now, Chris Brown has appeared in my Spotify Release Radar. I’m not sure why, because I don’t follow him, nor do I really listen to similar music, but that’s a different topic. The […]

The Moby Problem: open letter to Matt Ogle’s successor at Spotify

Almost every week, Spotify adds a Moby track to my Discover Weekly or Release Radar playlists – probably the playlists I listen to the most. The problem is: I don’t like Moby, and he’s not going away. I’ve figured out exactly why Spotify keeps recommending me Moby. I’ve also figured out what types of user […]